BSB contender Leon Haslam will wildcard in WSBK at the Donington Park on 26-28 May.
No stranger to the World Superbike paddock, Haslam will ride for the Puccetti Racing Team at the sole-UK round, and has already tested the ZX-10RR at Portimao, Portugal, gelling with the bike and giving the team vital feedback ahead of their maiden season in the Superbike class.
Haslam said: “I’m so excited to be riding at my home round for the Puccetti Racing Team. I had a really good test in January in Portugal and was posting quick times from the first time on track. So to take that package to Donington Park and getting to work with the team again is so exciting.
“I just want to thank the Puccetti team and Kawasaki for the opportunity and hopefully I can give the home crowd something to shout about. It’s great that Mike and the guys at JG Speedfit are supporting our entry too, hopefully we can all enjoy some success together at the British round of the World Superbike Championship to complement our BSB exploits.”
Haslam raced in the WSBK Championship in 2003, 2004 and from 2009 to 2015. In 2015, he finished in fourth position with nine podium finishes and two race wins under his belt before returning to the BSB in 2016 for JG Speedfit Kawasaki.